North Bank Gallery
1005 Main Street, Vancouver, WA 98660
Rainmaker resident artist Kaila Farrell-Smith will be discussing her art practice and current projects as part of the North Bank Gallery Art Talks Series.
This lecture is in conjunction with Kaila Farrell-Smith’s exhibit at Vancouver City Hall that is on display in the lobby January, February, and March 2016. The piece she is creating for City Hall is a large installation that continues her interest in the intersection of Indigenous and Western cultural interpretations of aesthetics, symbols, and place. The installation includes a painting called Vision Quest Glyphology that is inspired by the reconstructions of Pacific Northwest Columbia River Plateau Petroglyphs found along Nchi' Wana (the Big River). The paintings are displayed along with hand tied red cords. The cord creates a beautiful painterly gesture that ties together the architecture of the lobby, and draws a line between the past and present history of the Pacific Northwest.
Kaila Farrell-Smith is a contemporary Klamath/Modoc visual artist based in Portland, Oregon. She is a Co-director + Co-conspirator for One Flaming Arrow: Inter-tribal Art, Music & Film Festival. Her artwork is in the permanent collection of the Portland Art Museum and she has received numerous awards and individual artist grants. Farrell-Smith was a 2015 Caldera Artist-In-Residence as well as a 2016 Djerassi Artist-in-Residence and is a current 2015-2016 Rainmaker Residency artist.
For more information about the lecture please contact Erin Dengerink / email@example.com